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Enlightened Aging

by Eric Larson
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I picked up this book mainly because I’m dealing with aging parents.  I found it to be more useful for myself. The authors balance study results with stories to get across the points on how to keep healthy and active as long as possible.  They include how to build reserves to live a long active life.  They also discuss the fact that all of us will eventually reach a point where the body gives out and ways to cope with that condition.  It’s an easy read for a non-fiction book.  A lot of it is common sense but it’s always good for me to have reminders.  I would recommend this book if you’re middle aged or...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

John Corbett who starred in the Northern Exposure and “My big fat Greek wedding” series, portrays  a pastor in the movie, “All saints.” The movie is set in Smyrna, TN. and is based on a true story. Pastor Mike is given the assignment of closing a church because of low membership. After Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor gets “a message” to plant crops to feed the parish and to make money. The church community is pulled together to try to save their parish. ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Following the death of her genius son, a mother is at a loss how to continue living.  Then she begins to follow the instructions he detailed in a notebook to get justice for the girl next door.  But will she carry out the instructions completely before coming to her senses?  And will the outcome be what Henry intended?  Maybe not the most plausible story, but nonetheless original.  Check our catalog


Friday, January 12, 2018

If I could, I would give this book to every parent, grandparent, coach, teacher and caregiver I know. My favorite passage from the book is “You, the parent, are responsible for the discipline structure within your home. Your language can help children realize the choices and controls they have within that structure. As you continue to use the type of communication described in this book, your children will grow to understand that the choices they make impact what happens to them. They will gradually develop the internal controls necessary for independence and self-responsibility, both of which are ultimate goals of discipline.”

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Christmas Letters is a novella.  A compilation of letters from Birdie Pickett starting in 1944 while her husband is off at war and she is living with her in-laws and raising a new baby far from her home. The letters continue each year and become a Christmas tradition.  They also each contain a recipe and a little history of the recipe. They continue in 1967 with Mary, Birdies’ oldest daughter taking on the tradition, complete with a recipe.  In 1996, Melanie, Mary’s daughter takes over the tradition.  Through all the letters, the reader gets a sense of what life was like in the 40’s and how each generation had it a...